Wednesday, May 11, 2011
The 30 Seconds to Mars frontman was joined by his bandmates and The Game author Neil Strauss to host a Q&A about "Hurricane" - the band's 13-minute, New York-shot music video that was banned on many networks for featuring uncensored clips of bondage, S&M, nudity and bible burning.
"It's really nothing you wouldn't seen on an episode of the Jersey Shore," Leto told the crowd of shrieking twenty-somethings.
"It was important for us to address sexuality, because sexuality, whether you accept it or deny it, is an important part of all of us," Leto added.
Strauss, moderating the Q&A, invited fans with questions to first admit their own sexual fantasy.
"My [fantasy] is to push people to transcend their own boundaries," Strauss said.
After a thunderous applause that left people in chatters, Leto spoke up to quiet down the crowd.
"Some people want to hear. If you don't, go to the back and stick a dildo up your ass."
"I just think if parents looked at their kids' video games, there'd be more destruction and violence than this little film could ever even imagine. If they're so concerned with protecting people they should look in their own backyard," Leto said.
When asked what Leto thinks of people who find his film offensive, the actor offered this:
"If you love it, great. If you don't, ok. Fuck off."
Check out the uncensored version of 'Hurricane" here.
[Photo by Bryan Reesman]